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olblueyez 01-05-2015 08:41 PM

I'm preparing mine for paint. I want the hard part (painting) to be finished when I start turning wrenches. Screwed up a paint mask today and reapplied part of the mask. :(

Suprachrgd82 01-05-2015 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BadWagon (Post 1019558)
Completed the basic mock up. I'm still waiting on a few parts to arrive.



That's looking really good! Have you considered the Beetle tube bumper? It looks fantastic with the cage. I'm anxious to see what you and Blue have in store for paint.

olblueyez 01-06-2015 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 (Post 1019756)
That's looking really good! Have you considered the Beetle tube bumper? It looks fantastic with the cage. I'm anxious to see what you and Blue have in store for paint.

Its gonna be my first paint job. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it!

BadWagon 01-06-2015 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by olblueyez (Post 1019763)
Its gonna be my first paint job. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it!

Take your time, preparation is 80% of the painting process. several light coats always looks better than 2 heavy coats. Be aware of the temperature when you're painting as it will effect how the paint sticks, and even looks depending on how cold it is.

If you have one, or can borrow or buy one, an airbrush makes life soooo much easier.

Good luck bud!

olblueyez 01-06-2015 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by BadWagon (Post 1019796)
Take your time, preparation is 80% of the painting process. several light coats always looks better than 2 heavy coats. Be aware of the temperature when you're painting as it will effect how the paint sticks, and even looks depending on how cold it is.

If you have one, or can borrow or buy one, an airbrush makes life soooo much easier.

Good luck bud!

Mask, Knife, Cans, Quick & Dirty,,...

Yeah, I already have an airbrush swirling about inside my head.

Any recommendations for an airbrush?

Suprachrgd82 01-06-2015 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by olblueyez (Post 1019763)
Its gonna be my first paint job. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it!

Don't stress over it. New bodies are easy to come by if it doesn't look like you envisioned.

olblueyez 01-06-2015 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Suprachrgd82 (Post 1019807)
Don't stress over it. New bodies are easy to come by if it doesn't look like you envisioned.

Yep! :D

Arcocustom 01-06-2015 04:37 PM

:excited: Just listed this afternoon.
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Kyosho Beetle 2014 Buggy Kit

Manufacturer Stock#
30614B

In Stock
Limited Quantities
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXEVPL&P=ML

Sidewinder mag wheels



https://www.kyosho.com/eng/products/rc/np1412.html


olblueyez 01-06-2015 05:55 PM

Acro,,... That truck is gonna look amazing with those wheels. My parents used to have a friend with a Silverado Step Side like that one in black. The motor was balanced and blueprinted. 454 I believe. :)

Arcocustom 01-06-2015 06:42 PM

Yes, the 1981-1987 Chevrolet C/K had the option of the 240 horsepower, 7.4 Litre 454. By 1981, the small block was rated @ 165 horsepower, but the 350 was originally designed to around 4-bolt main bearings and a forged crank shaft. With the correct camshaft, lifters, cylinder heads, pistons and manifold you could just about triple that horsepower number. The LT-1 small-block 350 was rated @ 425 horsepower from the factory by the NHRA.

The wheels are very similar to the old American Racing Equipment, Inc. "Slot Mags"

Parnelli Jones used to own a 2WD 1/2 ton step-side chevy. It was driven by Rick Mears and Walker Evans in a couple of Baja 1000s and it was the basis for the (Kyosho) Cox Sidewinder.

Late seventies version driven by Walker Evans.


Mid eighties version built by Walker Evans.

olblueyez 01-06-2015 07:12 PM

Mid 80's sounds about right. I don't know the specifics but it sounded amazing and left a cloud of smoke whenever he got a little heavy with the right foot. I can't remember if it had a manual or auto. Maybe an auto with some kind of special shifter? Or manual,,... its been so long.

Arcocustom 01-07-2015 05:00 AM

It must have been a 1979 "Four Fifty Four Chevy Sport" 2WD stepside. It came from the factory with the 454 big block and was one of the now rare Chevy Sport Program option packages. From the photos it came with an Turbo 400 automatic transmission.





Below is the 4WD version.


olblueyez 01-07-2015 07:09 AM

First one looks just like his (wheels and tires look the same) but it had no decals and was a Silverado. I was a teenager and wanted to take it for ride big time. I wanted to do nothing but harm to that truck. :D

olblueyez 01-08-2015 01:37 PM

Any recommendations for getting spray paint in to the head rest?

Arcocustom 01-08-2015 04:54 PM



It is the top of the racing seat, so it is supposed to be black. I masked that portion from the inside and painted it last using a brush.









Duratrax offers their polycarbonate paints and thinner in a bottle as well. http://www.duratrax.com/paint/

You could also spray or brush it from the outside by using an x-acto blade to cut and remove the seat portion of the spray mask.


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